Join the network of campaigners who make Fairtrade happen across the UK in their communities.
Fairtrade supporters across the country have joined together to make their town, city, village, island, borough, county, zone, district or region a Fairtrade Town and to make a commitment to supporting Fairtrade and using licensed products with the FAIRTRADE Mark.
Over 600 communities across the UK have achieved Fairtrade status since Garstang became the first Fairtrade Town in the the world in 2001.
In 2019, Fairtrade Campaigners reached over 1.5 million people at 16,000 local events. Find out more about the impact of Fairtrade communities in the 2019 Fairtrade Communities: Your Impact report.
See below to find out more about Fairtrade Towns, how to apply for Fairtrade status and top tips from other towns who have run great campaigns.
If you are trying to find a Fairtrade group near you, have a look at our Fairtrade communities map to find the nearest one to your area. Many groups have websites and social media profiles which you’ll find on the map but if you need support please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Fairtrade Town campaign is unique and the way in which Fairtrade status is achieved will be different for every community. These are some ideas and suggestions on how to get started, get people involved, get inspired and take Fairtrade forward in your area!
Achieving Fairtrade status is an amazing success which reflects the time and effort your steering group has dedicated to realising your goals. It’s just a milestone on the journey as a Fairtrade Community however, and Fairtrade status should be renewed every two years.
The Town Crier is essential reading for Fairtrade Towns campaigners, providing insights into grassroots campaigning, producer insights, updates on upcoming events and information on the latest campaigns.
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